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Youth Enrichment Services

Leadership Corps

The Leadership Corps at Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is a program offering teens the opportunity to develop their leadership potential as they participate in and coach outdoor activities. We offer LC programs in the winter, spring, and summer.

Leadership Corps – Outdoor Adventure

Who: Boston residents, age 15 and up

Registration Deadline: April 6th

Mandatory Orientation for youth and parent/guardian: 6pm-7pm, Monday April 13th or Wednesday April 16th

Program Dates: April 27th-June 17th

Program Days: Weekly leadership development & job readiness workshops on Mondays and outdoor adventures on Wednesdays or Saturdays.

The Leadership Corp Outdoor Adventure program will prepare young leaders for potential summer employment with YES or other summer camp settings. Youth will get to build their leadership skills and practice transferable softs skills such as effective communication, time management, problem solving, mediation, and more. Youth will also have the opportunity to take part in weekly adventures which will include both outdoor activities (rock climbing, paddling, swimming, hiking, mountain biking) as well as college and career readiness activities (college tours, job shadows, mock interviewing, networking nights). Youth who successfully complete the program will be interviewed for summer youth staff positions with YES.

If you are interested in being a summer youth staff with YES, but cannot participate in the OA Leadership Corps program, please visit the Teen Employment and Internship page on our website to see how you can still apply!


*Leadership Corps is a free-of-cost program.

Contact YES Academy staff at [email protected] with any questions.

Would you like to refer a teen to our program? Submit a referral here.